10 Scary Truths About Being A CIO

No. 7: CIOs Have To Earn Trust, So Pick Your Poison

As users want more and more functionality, mobility and innovation, CIOs are looked to as the source of all the answers. People want to know that if their connection is lost, device was stolen or account was hacked, the CIO will be ready and able to take swift and secure action. "Trust is the single, most important connection between you and the people in the organization you support. It takes time to gain it and a moment to lose it. When you are new in an organization, you are on ‘borrowed trust.' People give you the benefit of the doubt. But after you have been in your position for a while, every bit of trust is earned," said Kevin Pashuk, CIO of Appleby College.


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